Excerpt: We write to you to express our concerns about the policies outlined in the 2016 Medicare Advantage (MA) call letter and advance rate notice released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) this past Friday. We are troubled by the policies in this regulation, which we believe will lead to millions of seniors facing fewer choices, higher costs, and plan cancellations.
Excerpt: Whether in Medicaid or in the commercial health insurance market, we believe states have a key role to play in expanding access to coverage and helping lower costs to consumers. The Patient CARE Act would return authority to regulate commercial health insurance to the states, where it best belongs.
Excerpt: As you know, we have had longstanding concerns with the fairness, openness, and transparency of several of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) administrative and rulemaking processes under your leadership.
Excerpt: Congress has never appropriated any funds to permit the administration to make any Section 1402 Offset Program payments to insurance companies.
Excerpt: Our respective committees in the House and Senate recently began an open and honest effort to achieve a bipartisan legislative solution to protect Internet users, promote innovation, and encourage robust broadband investment.
Excerpt: The administration initially defended its information sharing practices in the wake of these revelations, but in a Saturday, January 24, evening blog post it acknowledged that at least some of the consumer protection concerns raised about HealthCare.gov are warranted.